The capital of Catalonia is an excellent choice for a destination all year round, with something unique to offer each season. During the spring, when it’s not yet too hot and the sun gently bathes the city with its sweet light, its already enchanting natural beauty is only enhanced. If you visit Barcelona during that time of the year, make sure to find some time in your schedule to relax amongst the trees by taking an inspiring stroll through some of its most exquisite parks and gardens. As always, we’re here to point you in the right direction, so get ready to take note of 3 of the most beautiful places you should visit in Barcelona this spring.
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Barcelona’s botanical garden is truly something to behold. Throughout 14 hectares, it showcases the vegetation of 5 different Mediterranean areas from around the world plus the Canary Islands. Travel through Southern Australia, the coast of Chile, California, South Africa and the Mediterranean Basin without ever leaving Barcelona. With over 1500 plant species for you to admire, it’s a true ode to nature and a great way to spend an afternoon in the city. Located near the notable Montjüic hill, Jardí Botànic is free to visit every Sunday starting at 3 PM (and all day during the first Sunday of every month), as well as on some specific holidays.
Address: Carrer del Doctor Font i Quer, 2.
Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera
Another wonderful treat for all the sons and daughters of mother nature who set foot in Barcelona, these gardens were named after Miguel Costa i Llobera, a famous poet of Mallorcan origin. Also located in Montjuïc, where it occupies 6 hectares of hillside, they feature a large amount of flora indigenous to desert, sub-desert and tropical areas. Additionally, Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera also contains an artistic side, with several notable sculptures and other expressive decorative details that are well worth your attention. Entrance to the gardens is always free, so you can just pick any nice spring day in Barcelona and make it even nicer by paying them a visit.
Address: Carretera de Miramar, 50-58.
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Parc del Laberint d’Horta
A highlight of the Horta-Guinardó district, Parc del Laberint is another fantastic place for you to spend a sunny day in Barcelona. The oldest garden park in the city, it predominantly features artistic gardening, providing beautifully romantic settings with its waterfalls, flower beds, poetically tall trees and immaculately dressed small squares. In case you were impressed with the size of the previous places we mentioned, your jaw might drop when you read the next sentence – this Barcelona park covers a total of 55 hectares! During the spring, it is open to the public every day from 10 AM until dusk, with free admission on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Address: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1.
There you go! Now you know where to spend a beautiful spring day in Barcelona. Which of these parks and gardens will you visit first? Let us know using the comment box below.
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